Senate District 31
Jay Hottinger
January 7, 2016
As Chairman of the Senate Insurance committee, I understand the challenges facing many consumers as they navigate the health insurance market. This past year, I had the opportunity to oversee the passage of Senate Bill 129 out of the Senate Insurance committee. This legislation, sponsored by my colleagues Senators Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) and Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard) makes several important changes to how prior authorization is handled by health insurers.
December 17, 2015
“Representing the people of the 31st Senate district is something I take great pride in doing,” said Hottinger. “It is an honor to be our community’s voice on important issues before the General Assembly. I’m proud to be recognized yet again for my perfect attendance, and I believe our community needs and deserves this type of dedication.”
November 22, 2015
A closer look at the significant progress happening at the Buckeye Lake dam renovation project, featuring interviews with Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark), Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer and local residents.
September 28, 2015
"I spoke with the members of Controlling Board and I’m pleased they recognized the importance and value of this program," said Hottinger. "This scholarship will help ensure students have the opportunity to pursue their education. Crooksville is a great selection for the pilot program and it is my hope that it is a great success."
August 14, 2015
Mom or Dad, you may be wondering how you might take a more active role in your child’s education. The tasks you can do are simple but important, and if done consistently can work wonders in getting your student excited about learning.
August 3, 2015
Summer always seems to fly by. As fall approaches, families will start heading out to local stores and shopping centers for inevitable back-to-school purchases. This year, however, will be different. From August 7 through August 9, the state of Ohio will be instituting a sales tax holiday on back-to-school items to help families shoulder the costs of preparing for the fall.

Next weekend, clothing priced at $75 per item or less, school supplies priced at $20 per item or less, and school instructional materials priced at $20 per item or less will all be exempt from state sales and use tax. As a father of three, I know from experience that back-to-school purchases can be expensive. In 2012, the National Retail Federation estimated that the average amount families spent on back-to-school items was $688.82. This sales tax holiday will relieve some of the financial burden for families – especially families who are tight on cash.
July 20, 2015
"The momentum behind the Buckeye Lake Dam Renewal Project continues to grow," said Hottinger. “Rehabilitating Buckeye Lake Dam is a massive undertaking, but today's decision demonstrates the state's commitment to expedite the process as much as possible."
June 29, 2015
While our state government, colleges and universities have together taken significant steps to increase the affordability of Ohio’s higher education institutions, we recognize that more can be done.
June 25, 2015
“It was an impressive victory achieved by an impressive team,” said Hottinger. “We’re very proud to have this group of talented, dedicated young women representing the district. This victory speaks to their determination and ability.”
June 25, 2015
This year's victory marks the eighth state baseball title for the Newark Catholic Green Wave, who soundly defeated Berlin Center Western Reserve in a 6-0 final game at Huntington Park. Newark Catholic has played in the big ballpark for three consecutive years, winning the state title in 2013. 
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